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Good and bad 5K advice

October 19, 2018 - TCO

Good and bad 5K advice

The Twin Cities Orthopedics Vikings 5K is almost here, and, whether you plan to participate as a runner, walker or spectator, we want to make sure you’re as prepared as possible. Take a look at the good and bad 5K advice we gathered in hopes of making your TCO Vikings 5K experience one to remember.


5K advice: Hydration

Bad 5K advice: Fill your water bottle with grape pop like this guy, because purple.

Good 5K advice: Fill with half water/half sports drink for optimal hydration and electrolytes.


5K advice: Training

Bad 5K advice: Literally couch-to-5K.

Good 5K advice: Arrive an hour early, spend at least 15 minutes on dynamic warm-up, run at YOUR own pace, and HAVE FUN!


5K advice: Footwear

Bad 5K advice: Wear your comfy slippers.

Good 5K advice: Find a pair of shoes that fit comfortably and add some miles ahead of raceday.


5K advice: Spectating

Bad 5K advice: Shout directly into a runner’s ear using a megaphone.

Good 5K advice: Hold signs, clang cowbells, clap, whistle & cheer for all participants. At a safe distance, of course.

More expert advice

Check out more running tips from TCO experts, and have fun at the TCO Vikings 5K!